Hello Farm Family, I am the longtime author of Simply Fresh, the Holcomb Farm CSA food blog I write for the summer season. But I find that I am missing you all this long winter. I thought I would offer you a post I wrote during a short stint as a blogger for the Holcomb […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Special Post and Offer
It is with heavy heart and full belly that I sign off on the last post of the season. It has been a pleasure writing for the farm once again and I sincerely hope you have found my posts informative and helpful. If you aren’t yet ready to say good-bye, it just so happens that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Last post–Leeks
CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens. While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook. Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days. Thus […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
It is with a bit of sad regret that I write my last Simply Fresh post for the season. I do hope my articles have been useful, informative, and interesting. Most of all, I hope my passion and enthusiasm for our wonderful CSA bounty has challenged and inspired you to find creative, delicious and nutritious […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
The Lighter Side of Winter Vegetables Its funny, but even with all this snow and cold, I find myself craving light, cleansing, fresh foods to counteract all the heavy winter braises and stews we’ve been eating. This month I discovered a few gem salads that satisfied these cravings but still allowed me to use up […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
January in New England….time to get out the snow shoes, but also time to get creative with those root veggies. While we’ve been enjoying many batches of simple roasted root vegetables in my house, we’re getting a bit tired of that. So with the CSA distribution this week, I’ve started looking for some new ideas. […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
A Thanksgiving Wish Wishing all my readers a very happy Thanksgiving. My wish for you all is that your heart be filled with love and thanks this day and always. Since we usually spend Thanksgiving with friends and it is the one holiday I don’t tend to cook for, I’m not including many Thanksgiving recipes. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Hello fellow CSA members! I will be writing periodically for the winter share this year. I hope you find it useful and entertaining. Please feel free to comment at the end of the post with any suggestions/feedback. May you stay warm, healthy, and well fed this season! One week without my summer CSA share and […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
I thought this week I would do something a little different….after all, it is fun to change things up a little bit sometimes, right? Instead of highlighting a particular vegetable, I thought I would write up what I am calling “a week in the life of a CSA enthusiast”. I am writing up my week […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Hope you enjoyed your first week of produce from the CSA. This week we will be enjoying red Russian Kale, some more Napa cabbage and scallions, and some tender greens. I would recommend that everyone read my past post that discusses using up tender greens before they go bad (since they are less hardy than […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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